Virat and Rohit have returned to the T-20 team after 14 months.
India’s three-match home T20I series against Afghanistan is an important assignment for both the teams ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024. This is the last T20 match for India before this T20 World Cup. Regular captain Rohit Sharma and charismatic batsman Virat Kohli have been recalled to the team for this series against Afghanistan.
Both these legendary batsmen played their last T20I match for India in the semi-finals of the 2022 T20 World Cup against England. Since then, in these 14 months, India has tried many young players. Out of which some managed to perform well while some could not take advantage of the opportunity.
AB de Villiers gave a big statement regarding the return of Virat and Rohit to the T-20 team.
Meanwhile, South African great batsman AB de Villiers has supported the decision to recall Rohit and Kohli and said that the young players will understand the importance of both the legendary players. In a video on his YouTube channel, AB de Villiers said that, “I understand (criticism over the selection of Rohit and Kohli), but at the end of the day, it is a Cricket World Cup.
If Virat Kohli is good enough then he will have to play. I don’t care whether he is managing his career because of age or not. Young players of 20 years will understand that India needs players like Rohit and Virat to win the T20 World Cup. I wish I had that management when I was 35.
De Villiers further said, “I think India has shown its intention by including Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in its T20 team. They are clearly thinking about the T20 World Cup.” Let us tell you that, The first T20 match between India and Afghanistan will be played on Thursday, January 11 at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
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